Posted in July 2012

Ingoldby Grenache Shiraz 2011

I had a realisation this afternoon that most people who have been reading this aren’t as likely to go out and search for the odd wines that I seem to gravitate towards, so for this review I went to the local bottle shop and bought this hoping that it was more easily accessible, the reasonable … Continue reading

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An unplanned visit to Langhorne Creek

When I woke up on Sunday I had every intention of attending the Adelaide Hills ‘Winter Reds’ Festival, but when Luke and I arrived at the first vineyard and saw the number of cars we quickly  realised it wasn’t really what we wanted. I prefer going to cellar doors when there are less people there so I … Continue reading

Grand ‘Arte Touriga Nacional 2008

This was a bargain imported Touriga Nacional from Portugal, purchased from Get Wines Direct. I found the wine to have a clear deep purple colour. It has a medium intensity on the nose, with dried fruit notes and earthy undertones. It had a medium to firm palate, with strong tannins and a well balanced acidity. I don’t feel … Continue reading

Chateau Saintongey Bordeaux – 2009

The first wine I’m tasting will be a Bordeaux I recently bought from Get Wines Direct. I found the aroma to be fruity, with plum overtones, it also had a lovely garnet red colour. The palate had a first taste of star anise, medium tannins and a tight finish. The age carried well as I’d … Continue reading

First Post – Wine Ratings

Wine ratings mean different things to lots of people, and it seems today (from what I’ve seen on twitter @allistersmith1) that some people are rather against them. This of course being brought on by the James Halliday Wine Companion 2013 being released today and the information being visible online.  I like wine ratings. I don’t always stick … Continue reading